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  old ritz cinema being demolished
ritz cinema demolished

Photo: colin butcher   Item #: 130

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ritz cinema demolished

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  these are a few photos that i took, while working on the new grand arcade a couple of years ago, theres also photos of the old ship inn, before it was demolished.  

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Comments by fiona, 10th February 2009  
what a crying shame!!!

Comments by Joan Barnes 13/2/09, 13th February 2009  joanmarybarnes@hotmail.co.uk 
oh what memories this brings back the ABCMiners Club on a sat morning I used to go sometimes but only when my mam could afford it I remember going to see the rolling stones at the Ritz with my brother Colin it was great when I was about 11 I was in Wrightington Hospital and my Auntie Irene used to work there as an usherette she took an autograph book and asked the Manager if he would get me the autographs of all the acts that appeared there but I never saw it again just think what that would be worth today never been lucky

Comments by colin butcher, 14th February 2009  
Thankyou. fiona and joan,for your comments. I felt a hint of sadness when i took these photos. When the (ABC) as i remember it, was demolished, i felt that part of wigan was demolished with it. its not just the cinema that has been lost. but lets not forget the casino, central park, and soon the international pool(THE BATHS),and lots of other iconic buildings we have sadly lost over the years.

Comments by joseph c., 20th February 2009  
sad,but pictures that stir many happy memories.

Comments by RAYMOND MADDOCKS, 17th March 2009  blackknight11017@aol.com 
I too used to go as an ABC minor on a saturday morning,if i was lucky i got 9d to go in the balcony lol. but yes i agree with colin, sadly the historical heat of wigan is being ripped away piece by piece.

Comments by susan, 18th August 2009  susan_bamford@hotmail.co.uk 
the pictures brought tears to my eyes, happiness and sadness , i rember waiting all week for sat abc miners,, stapping our feet during the pictures, i never want it to end

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